Check out this delightfully artistic coverage of our summer field research at the Joseph W. Jones Ecological Research Center: https://news.emory.edu/features/2018/08/plant-hunters/index.html
Thank you @YYTeatime ! There is so much important work to be done in ethnobotany working in close collaboration with indigenous knowledge keepers and healers.
Just read the @QuaveEthnobot interview in @PsychToday, and it was great! Especially the part on the importance of working directly with traditional healers, highlighting the loss of traditional knowledge we face today.
Excited to have NP Analyst, developed by the Linington Group @NatProdAtlas as part of the #naturalproducts research toolbox.
This tool predicts active constituents from MS #metabolomics datasets
Congrats to the authors and thank you!
Thank you @PopSci for publishing an excerpt from #FreshBananaLeaves 🍃✨
I'm often asked, "Why did you write The Plant Hunter"?
Students like her are the reason! 🙌I wanted to shine a light on the path forward to pursuing one's passion in spite of the obstacles... & with the hope of making the world a better place for all.
#inspire #science #memoir
"In this mess there is a silver lining and if we can just see it, recognize it and begin to nurture and strengthen it, then I think we have a lot to look forward to" ~ Dr. Richard Davidson, Center for @HealthyMinds.
Have you spent much time exploring the water? Whether by swimming, kayaking, or hiking along the edges of aquatic habitats—there is always something interesting to see… & sometimes tasty to eat! I speak with @Ethnobotanica, author of Wild Waters.
This week in my newsletter, I discuss the new data on AMR deaths (1.2 million globally in 2019!!) and provide an overview of some of our recent research on recurrent UTI infections.
An eloquent exploration of affirmation in academia by @BerondaM - click on the link for the full blog post. A good read 🙌
Working "from" affirmation, not "for" it will have you rejoicing instead of lamenting when opps dry up or are revoked for "gatekeeping" reasons. Gatekeeping happens in many forms. Happy to take my affirmation-driven, not affirmation-seeking work elsewhere.
So very #thankful today! I spent the morning writing thank you cards to folks who have generously supported my research at #Emory with gifts of funding.
If you'd like to support our next study on #medicinalplants to tackle #AntibioticResistance, visit: https://t.co/AHAP5yrYqt
Yes, we are already looking forward to Spring!
Join us in discovering the importance of prioritizing your health & well-being. #HealthIsEverything
Be sure to mark the date for Spring 2022 Living Health + #WellBeing Week = February 28 - March 4
Most important sentence of all.. "The indigenous farmers growing these traditional varieties should be supported to conserve these heirloom varieties in-situ." Agro-diversity in the form of local land races and the farmers who care for them is super important for not only history
🚨I've had a frankly worrying number of messages from people who think the answer to the hospital crisis is simple: deny care to unvaccinated people.
I talked to ethicists and health-care workers about why this is a terrible, unconscionable idea. 1/
Given the global concern on Covid (5.5m deaths so far), you would hope the media starts picking up much more on antimicrobial resistance. In 2019, 1.27m deaths directly attributed to AMR and 4.95m associated. It’s likely to get worse.
Millions are dying from drug-resistant infections, global report says
The death toll, worst in poorer countries and among the under-fives, needs urgent action, experts say.
I was so happy to be interviewed for this piece with the Garden Club of America about the incredible impact of @GCAScholarships on early career development and training for botanists! DYK they award $300k in scholarships each year?
These scientists are working hard to bring the American chestnut back to our land. It is a long, complex process, but we need it to succeed. Once one of the most important eastern trees, chestnut is now functionally extinct. This work will restore it.
Our dept (@uicpsci) is hiring a Bridge to Faculty Postdoc Fellow to start in Aug 2022. Deadline approaching! The goal is to mentor and support a candidate from a postdoc to a tenure-track faculty position at UIC. Interested in NP? Apply!
Just finished @QuaveEthnobot ‘s memoir The 🪴 Plant Hunter audiobook from @librofm. L😍ved it. A book u can take home to meet the parents. Fascinating education in dangers from antibiotic resistant bacteria & inspired personal journey in #ethnobotany
Here is where you can go and order up to 4 COVID rapid tests per household right now. Delivery by the post office by end of January.
It's been 30 months since I last visited the Balkans. We've continued work w/ our wonderful partners at the Univ. Prishtina remotely & I'm excited for an in-person visit this February! Grateful for our PEER funding that enables research capacity building!
I speak w/ Prof. Andrea Pieroni @andpieroni about #wildfoods & #migration! We discuss the ties between traditional knowledge & community resilience, & celebrate some incredible foods found in remote regions of the world. 🍴
“Make a career of humanity. Commit yourself to the noble struggle for equal rights. You will make a better person of yourself, a greater nation of your country, and a finer world to live in." - Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., March for Integrated Schools, April 1959
January is #NationalMentoringMonth. #GCAScholarships salutes GCA Chatham #MedicinalBotany Fellow @QuaveEthnobot for mentoring future #GCA #scholars and her commitment to #mentoring, #research and #teaching. https://t.co/wmUO50xwvo
#scholarships #fellowships #researchgrants